F1 »

F1 Canadian Grand Prix: Hulkenberg calm over late Alonso move

Nico Hulkenberg was not overly annoyed that he lost a place late in the Canadian Grand Prix due to a move by Fernando Alonso
Nico Hulkenberg was not overly annoyed that he lost a place late in the Canadian Grand Prix due to a move by Fernando Alonso.

At the Turn 10 hairpin on the penultimate lap, Alonso made a strong attempt to pass Hulkenberg but forced both cars wide, allowing Jenson Button through ahead of both of them. While Hulkenberg managed to re-pass Alonso on the back straight, he said inheriting two further positions on the final lap balanced out being jumped by Button.

“It has been a very busy race for me, so to come away with ten points and a fifth place is a good result,” Hulkenberg said. “I gained some positions at the end due to the crash between Sergio and Massa but lost one to Jenson when I was in a battle with Alonso, but we were always going to finish in the points regardless.”

Hulkenberg also said that Force India's one stop strategy made the race even tougher from a driver's point of view but believes it was the right way to go.

“The safety car at the start didn't help me as it allowed those on supersoft tyres to stretch their stints. Being on a different strategy from everyone else meant I always had someone pushing close behind me: it was fun, but also very challenging, especially towards the end of the race as I had quite a long stint on the supersoft tyres.

“Stopping only once I had a bigger challenge managing the tyres compared to the two-stoppers, but I think we got the right reward for it. I think it was the fastest strategy for us today and to be the only two cars to manage a one-stopper is definitely a positive."



Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
08.06.2014- Nico Hulkenberg (GER) Sahara Force India F1 VJM07 at drivers parade
08.06.2014- Race, Pit stop, Nico Hulkenberg (GER) Sahara Force India F1 VJM07
08.06.2014- Race, Nico Hulkenberg (GER) Sahara Force India F1 VJM07 leads Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-29
Maurizio Arrivabene and Sergio Marchionne at Ferrari`s annual Christmas media briefing
Maurizio Arrivabene and Sergio Marchionne at Ferrari`s annual Christmas media briefing
Sergio Marchionne at Ferrari`s annual Christmas media briefing
Maurizio Arrivabene at Ferrari`s annual Christmas media briefing
Maurizio Arrivabene and Sergio Marchionne face the press at Ferrari`s annual Christmas media briefing
Esteban Gutierrez joins Ferrari as test and reserve driver
F1 veteran David Coulthard wins Race of Champions
McLaren confirms Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button
Fernando Alonso and Ron Dennis at McLaren
McLaren confirms Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button
McLaren confirms Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button
Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button alongside Kevin Magnussen. Pic credit: McLaren
Christian Fittipaldi in the Minardi M192, 1992
David Brabham in the Simtek in 1994
Michael Andretti drives the MP4/8 in the 1993 San Marino Grand Prix

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.




© 1999 - 2014 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.